Unlawful Discrimination

Statement of Nondiscrimination

USC Upstate does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected class recognized by state or federal law, in its educational programs and activities.

If you have questions about USC Upstate’s nondiscrimination policies and resolution procedures, please contact the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator, located at 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303; Phone: 864-503-7193; email: titleix@uscupstate.edu.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

The Office of Civil Rights & Title IX monitors the University of South Carolina’s compliance with federal and state regulations and university policy related to equal opportunity and affirmative action. The Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy applies to all campuses of the University of South Carolina and ensures equity in all employment processes from time of hire to separation.

Incidents of Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

USC Upstate’s Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment & Sexual Misconduct implements numerous civil rights laws, prohibiting acts of discrimination and harassment against students, faculty, staff, and visitors based on a protected class.

Under the policy, protected class is defined as: age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.

Retaliation in any form against an individual who participates in a protected disclosure or activity is also prohibited by policy.

Any individual with an allegation of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, based on the protected classes above, involving faculty, staff, students, student organizations, or any entity affiliated with or doing business with USC Upstate, should contact the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator at (864) 503-7193 or titleIX@uscupstate.edu. For more information on the university’s response to unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, please review our reporting process, support, and resources, available at USC Upstate.

Civil Rights Violation Report

Report a concern regarding unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, based on a legally protected class. Any individual can make a report by submitting an online report via the reporting link below, sending an email to titleix@uscupstate.edu, by calling (864) 503-7193, mail, or in person.

Contact Us

Elizabeth W. Peterson
Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-7193